Carencro man with AIDS charged in child’s rape


A Carencro man has been charged with raping a 5-year-old boy and possibly giving the child AIDS, according to records with the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Conwell Cormier, 29, was indicted by a Lafayette Parish grand jury this past week on one count of aggravated rape and one count of exposing the child to AIDS, records show.

Cormier, whose address was 241 Beau Basin Road, Apartment 13 in Carencro, has been in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center since his arrest on April 1.

He is being held on $1 million bail, records show.

Records indicate the victim had recently turned 5 when the attack occurred around Jan. 1.

Cormier’s first court appearance in the case will be June 25, according to jail records.

According to Louisiana law, the penalty for aggravated rape is death or an automatic sentence of life in prison with no parole, while the penalty for exposing someone to AIDS is up to 10 years in prison at hard labor.